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Jul18MonBrigade will set the standard for all aspects of Salvation Army vocal ministry. July 18, 2016
Canada and Bermuda will soon have a songster brigade at the territorial level. Colonel Mark Tillsley, chief secretary, announced the formation of the Canadian Staff Songsters (CSS) at the welcome celebration of commissioning weekend in June.
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“The Canadian Staff Songsters will endeavour, by its example, to set the standard for all aspects of Salvation Army vocal ministry, including worship, evangelism and integrated mission, in the Canada and Bermuda Territory,” Colonel Tillsley said.
Under the musical leadership of Major Leonard Ballantine, the CSS will be more than just performers. They will facilitate worship, lead music workshops in divisions, support territorial events and raise awareness of the mission of The Salvation Army through musical outreach. “With an international reputation as a choral conductor, composer and arranger, Major Ballantine is well equipped to lead this new group,” said Colonel Tillsley.
Lt-Colonel Wendy Waters, assistant territorial secretary for women's ministries, will be the group's executive officer. Supported by the music and gospel arts department, Lt-Colonel Waters will provide spiritual, organizational and administrative leadership to the CSS. It is anticipated that their premiere performance will be in the Christmas season of 2016.
Salvationists who are interested in auditioning should contact Craig Lewis, territorial secretary for music and gospel arts, at email@example.com.